Juvenile Law: Common Misconceptions

Juvenile Law: Common Misconceptions

When you hear “juvenile law”, you probably think about delinquency cases. However, in the state of Maryland, juvenile law refers to three types of cases seen in the courts: Delinquency Children in need of assistance Children in need of supervision Out of the three types of juvenile cases seen in the Juvenile Court system, there are the most misconceptions surrounding delinquency. Common … Read More

Client Questions Answered: What’s the Difference between Assault and Battery?

Assault Vs. Battery

It’s easy to think that assault and battery are interchangeable terms, but the truth is that these two terms refer to two different situations. Both battery and assault are violent crimes against a person, but the punishments will vary depending on the degree and classification of the crime. In the state of Maryland, it is possible to receive both assault and … Read More

3 Things Everyone Should Know About Protective Orders

Domestic disputes seem to always go hand in hand with protective orders in Maryland. But before you file a protective order, here are three things everyone should know about these civil court documents. 1. Whether you file a peace order or a protective order depends on your relationship. There are certain criteria that must be met in order to file … Read More

The Kids Come First: Creating a Custody Agreement that Works for Everyone

When it comes to divorce, there are few more hotly contested issues than child custody. Even in the best of circumstances, creating a custody agreement that will work for everyone is often fraught with negotiations, concessions, and compromise. Fortunately, there are a few key principles that will help you create a custody agreement that works for everyone, especially the child … Read More

What You Need to Know About Drug Charges in Maryland

There are a number of different drug offenses that a person can be charged with. These can originate from either the federal or the state level. In many instances, a state drug charge is narrower in focus so that it doesn’t conflict with the federal laws that are on the books. In many cases, federal drug offenses result in long … Read More

Client Questions Answered: What is the Difference Between Theft and Burglary

When you hear the words, “theft” and “burglary,” do they seem like they should mean the same thing? If so, then you aren’t alone in your thought processes. While there is an underlying theme that is the same in that both theft and burglary involve the taking of items that don’t belong to the person charged or that they don’t … Read More

An Introduction to Child Custody: Sole or Joint?

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When it comes to divorce, child custody is often one of the most contentious parts. Does one spouse have full custody or will the children go back and forth? What does it all mean? Which one is right for you? Legal vs. Physical Custody Before you can begin to look at full custody vs. shared custody, it is important to … Read More

Filing For Divorce 101: Where Do I Even Start?

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When it comes to divorce filing, there are few things more daunting than simply starting the process. In many cases, people would rather stay miserably married to the wrong person rather than go through the hassle of figuring it out. Fortunately, divorce paperwork is not as complex as you might think, especially when you enlist the help of a trusted … Read More

Parting Company in New Territory: A Look at Same-Sex Divorce Maryland

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Weddings are full of possibilities and hope for the future. For many same-sex couples, weddings are more than that. They are a recognition of their family unit by the state of Maryland, bounded by the legal rights and privileges afforded heterosexual couples for generations. But what happens when hope fades and the time comes to go your separate ways? Considering … Read More

Divorce: Battling it Out Across State Lines

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Sometimes one of the best ways to get a fresh start is to leave your spouse in another state and move. But picking up and starting over may be easier said than done when it comes to filing for and being granted a divorce. If you live in Maryland and your spouse lives in another state, there are a few … Read More